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Book with complete confidence at Higher Culloden Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
Features & Facilities
It's a pleasant five-minute walk into Camelford, which has the essential shops and things you'll need, plus a large play area set alongside the River Camel.
The closest beach is Trebarwith Strand (5½ miles; 15-minute drive), which is best visited an hour either side of low tide and popular with surfers, while other top spots like Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze beach in Bude are all eminently reachable. Spend the day surfing at Polzeath, or take the walk across the coastline to Daymer Bay then Rock, where you can get the short ferry ride over to Padstow for some lunch.
Ancient Tintagel Castle (though not so much a castle any more), with its links to King Arthur and Merlin, is well worth a visit and the village is lovely to wander around.
Unlock Cornwall's dark history at Bodmin Jail which reopened in 2020 after an £8m refurb and completely new exhibition. But be warned, it's not one for small children!
Inland, visiting Bodmin Moor is also a must. We are just a few miles from Roughtor (pronounced r-ow-tor), the second largest peak on the moor and the most exuberant hikers can even walk there directly from the farm. You get the most stunning views across the moor and beyond.
If you like cycling, then you can't visit in the Camel Valley without pedalling the Camel Trail. Pick up the trail at Bodmin and follow it all the way to Padstow. If you don't have bikes of your own, then there are hire centres along the way (there are several in Wadebridge). The Wadebridge to Padstow route is the flattest section, making it very popular with families.
Lakefield Equestion has excellent riding facilities and friendly teachers if you'd like to meet some ponies and learn to ride or hack out.
Port Isaac (where they film Doc Martin) is 20 mins away and a great place to pick up some fresh crab or lobster. You might even be lucky enough to catch the Fishermen's Friends singing at the harbour of an evening. Padstow is 35 mins away and the place to go for some of the best food in Cornwall. And if it's English wines you'd like to learn more about, visit the Camel Valley Vineyard near Bodmin.
We really could go on...
Food & Drink
Walk five minutes to the end of the lane and you arrive into the heart of Camelford, where there's plenty of choice. The Masons Arms (01840 213309) is the local pub with a fab beer garden and good food (including delivery), while award-winning Peckish Fish & Chips (01840 213587 or use the app) is right at the bottom of the lane. NomNoms, an American style diner has both dine in and takeaway options. There is also Hong Kong Island Chinese takeaway (01840 213848), Curry & Rice (seasonally) and Mexi-Kernow (07984 472659), which offers fantastic Mexican food. The Cornish Maids Pasty Shop (01840 212749) is worth popping into for the compulsory Cornish speciality during your holiday.
If you prefer to stock up and cook on site, there's lots of local produce available at the butchers (Steve Heard) and Hilltop Farm Shop just 5 minute drive up the road, or Boscastle Farm Shop and Cafe about 15 mins drive away. Our local fishmonger, Dennis, in Port Isaac delivers to Camelford on Wednesdays so can bring the day's catch fresh to your pod as does Just Shellfish who deliver crab and lobster here on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Co-op and Spar are also in town and Londis at the petrol station, which sells gas cannisters should you run out.
Further afield there are eight Michelin-recommended restaurants all within 30 minutes of Camelford including the St Tudy Inn just ten minutes away by car and two Michelin star restaurants in Port Isaac; Outlaw's New Road and Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, there's also the famous Mariners in Rock and a bevvy of choice in Padstow.
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Higher Culloden Farm is easily accessed from the A39 (the North Atlantic Highway that runs across the north of Cornwall) through Camelford. Opposite the main town car park, and between Peckish Fish & Chips shop and the bridge over the river, is College Road. The farm is at the end of this lane and easy to spot.
Buses run to Camelford, with good access out to local towns and the larger towns within Cornwall (Bodmin, Wadebridge, Bude and Newquay among them). It's a five-minute walk from the bus stop to Higher Culloden Farm. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway 14 miles away.